CHAPTER 173a. FLASHING OR REVOLVING LIGHTS ON EMERGENCY AND AUTHORIZED VEHICLES
STATEMENT OF POLICY
The provisions of this Chapter 173a issued under the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S. § § 6102 and 6103, unless otherwise noted.
The provisions of this Chapter 173a adopted June 2, 2017, effective June 3, 2017, 47 Pa.B. 3116, unless otherwise noted.
§ 173a.1. Purpose.
This chapter sets forth the Departments interpretation of Chapter 173 (relating to flashing or revolving lights on emergency and authorized vehicles).
§ 173a.2. Definitions.
The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
Flashing lightThe term as defined in § 173.2 (relating to definitions).
Revolving lightThe term as defined in § 173.2.
§ 173a.3. Interpretation.
In addition to the locations in § 173.3(e)(1) (relating to display requirements), flashing or revolving lights may be permanently mounted in a workmanlike manner in fire department vehicles and privately owned vehicles used in answering an emergency call when used by a fire chief, assistant chief and, when a fire company has three or more fire vehicles, a second or third assistant chief, in either of the following locations:
(i) Inside the passenger compartment, clearly visible through the front windshield. (See original equipment manufacturer for mounting locations.)
(ii) Inside the passenger compartment, clearly visible through the rear window.
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